CPD articles

Our continuing professional development (CPD) articles are designed to assist with your nursing skills and practice.

Head injuries: acute care

Nurses working in acute care settings will encounter patients with various head injuries...

Care of the ventilated patient in A&E

Aims and intended learning outcomes This article outlines the indications for instigation of...

Quality and the new NHS

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to increases nurses’...

Pain management for patients with chest drains

The management of chest drains is very complex and pain control is often given very little...

Understanding oesophageal varices

This article describes the aetiology of oesophageal varices, the variety of treatment...

Peripheral intravenous therapy management

Aims and intended learning outcomes Nursing knowledge and practice in relation to peripheral...

Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception is often misunderstood by the general public and nurses alike. This...

Antibiotic therapy

The nurse’s role in the administration of antibiotics involves more than just giving...

Wound management in children

Georgina Casey explains the physiological events in wound healing in children, the rationale...

Pulse oximetry

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to enable nurses working in...

To reuse or not to reuse – that is the question

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to develop or update nurses’...

Casting: part two

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to provide information on the...

Casting: part one

The aim of this first article is to to increase nurses’ knowledge of casting, consider the...

Paediatric resuscitation

The aim of this article is to provide nurses with the ability to assess an ill...

Management of acute asthma in children

Aim and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is...

Respiratory assessment in a&e

Aim and intended learning outcomes

After reading this article, the nurse should be...

Triage in the children's A&E...

Continuing Education articles are run in conjunction with the Royal College of...

Tuberculosis

AIM AND INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES The aim of this article is to discuss the...

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